From Slate today, a look at some New York Times headlines that double as pieces of metaphysical wisdom. Among the best:

- “Honesty Is the Sole Policy, Except When It’s Not” (Aug. 2)

- “NBC Is Broadcasting Live, Except When It Isn’t” (Aug. 10)

- “Job Hunting Is, and Isn’t, What It Used to Be” (Sept. 26)

- “Dead Language That’s Very Much Alive” (Oct. 6)

Let’s all put one hand together and clap for the article’s author, Jessica Winter.

Justin Peters is editor-at-large of the Columbia Journalism Review.